COVID-19, the fear of the flu

Posted by NiceHat @Erinmfs, Fri, Mar 6 1:05pm

I’m going to stick my neck out and say this. I’m not convinced this illness is really new. What if we had this flu like illness even last year? We weren’t testing for it, its nasty flu that the flu shot doesnt cover. What do others think? I’m glad things are calming down on the media now, kinda.

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@Erinmfs – It was discovered last year. Its name is Covid- 19. But the contagion didn't become a problem until this year:- as far as I'm aware. It will take about a year for a vaccine to be available according to news reports. Do you have any knowledge that there were cases last year?

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@merpreb

@Erinmfs – It was discovered last year. Its name is Covid- 19. But the contagion didn't become a problem until this year:- as far as I'm aware. It will take about a year for a vaccine to be available according to news reports. Do you have any knowledge that there were cases last year?

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No, my point is, covid-19, is a flu type illness. People get the flu, for years, and die from the flu if their health is already compromised. Covid-19 is an exercise of fear generated by the media, what can happen when medical technology meets social media.

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@Erinmfs

No, my point is, covid-19, is a flu type illness. People get the flu, for years, and die from the flu if their health is already compromised. Covid-19 is an exercise of fear generated by the media, what can happen when medical technology meets social media.

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@Erinmfs– Yes it is a type of flu, but a very lethal one. The CDC overrides the media. I am following what the recommendations are. And that's what I am hopefully encouraging here.

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@Erinmfs I agree with the CDC also and merpreb brought it to our attention here on connect. This is a flu but more leathal then the reg. flu The CDC wouldn't be involved if it was just the flu. So heed the warning and stay safe this hoording though is rediculus for this to will pass but we don't know when and how many will die from it . So heed the warning and listen to the CDC website not the media yes that's there job news .

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@lioness

@Erinmfs I agree with the CDC also and merpreb brought it to our attention here on connect. This is a flu but more leathal then the reg. flu The CDC wouldn't be involved if it was just the flu. So heed the warning and stay safe this hoording though is rediculus for this to will pass but we don't know when and how many will die from it . So heed the warning and listen to the CDC website not the media yes that's there job news .

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The CDC is involved with 'just the flu', theres a flu shot. Theres not accurate data right now to definitively say that this covid-19 is more lethal than just the flu. Not enough test kits available. I've run statistics professionally. Not enough accurate data available. You merely regurgitated the fear broadcast in the media.

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@Erimfs Everyone to there own opinion but as a professional myself I er on the side of caution

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@Erinmfs– A lot of people feel the way you do. I can not pursue any type of political discussion on Connect. I feel that I have done the best job possible as a mentor for Mayo Clinic Connect in passing on information that I have from what I believe is accurate sources, including from Mayo Clinic so that people can make decisions themselves. I am not a statistician, nor am I a scientist. It will be up to those in positions of more complete viral knowledge to make sure that America is getting the truth.

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@merpreb

@Erinmfs– A lot of people feel the way you do. I can not pursue any type of political discussion on Connect. I feel that I have done the best job possible as a mentor for Mayo Clinic Connect in passing on information that I have from what I believe is accurate sources, including from Mayo Clinic so that people can make decisions themselves. I am not a statistician, nor am I a scientist. It will be up to those in positions of more complete viral knowledge to make sure that America is getting the truth.

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Yes, we are all doing our best. My background is that I had a family member, my mother, with copd. My children would infect her with the latest bug from the daycare. We had the worst flu in our homes, we called this covid-19 type situation with the flu or pneumonia back then. We didnt have the flu shot yet. I worked in post acute care for awhile, and yes, folks with compromised health situation are more susceptible to a viirus. Is the death rate really higher,? We didnt have social media in the 1990s to spread fearful information like we do now. I've had walking pneumonia, maybe it was covid-19 back then? New technology, scaring people in 2020.

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@merpreb

@Erinmfs– A lot of people feel the way you do. I can not pursue any type of political discussion on Connect. I feel that I have done the best job possible as a mentor for Mayo Clinic Connect in passing on information that I have from what I believe is accurate sources, including from Mayo Clinic so that people can make decisions themselves. I am not a statistician, nor am I a scientist. It will be up to those in positions of more complete viral knowledge to make sure that America is getting the truth.

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Thanks Merry for your posts. I appreciate what you write and also agree whole heartedly with what Lioness also posted. Most members in the Mayo Connect groups have one or more serious chronic health issues. It only makes sense for each of us to safeguard our health to the best of our abilities.

As an elder with serious health issues, I approach most personal lifestyle decisions now with much more caution than before my diagnoses. Wishing us all the best going forward with the health challenges that brought us to this very helpful support group.

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@fiesty76

Thanks Merry for your posts. I appreciate what you write and also agree whole heartedly with what Lioness also posted. Most members in the Mayo Connect groups have one or more serious chronic health issues. It only makes sense for each of us to safeguard our health to the best of our abilities.

As an elder with serious health issues, I approach most personal lifestyle decisions now with much more caution than before my diagnoses. Wishing us all the best going forward with the health challenges that brought us to this very helpful support group.

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Good morning ladies, (Lioness, Fiesty and all others) Yes I do agree. As a small added note: There is a woman that has a child in school who visits me; She is very active with the church and other group activities. I asked her not to come to my house until further notice so I will not be exposed to added germs. We can talk on the telephone. I am 82 and have three autoimmune diseases and other illnesses. I will keep busy planting the yearly annual flowers and watch more television and listen to the radio talk shows, etc., etc. (But going to the doctors will be a trip trying to avoid the virus germs). Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Love and caring to all, Peach

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@peach414144

Good morning ladies, (Lioness, Fiesty and all others) Yes I do agree. As a small added note: There is a woman that has a child in school who visits me; She is very active with the church and other group activities. I asked her not to come to my house until further notice so I will not be exposed to added germs. We can talk on the telephone. I am 82 and have three autoimmune diseases and other illnesses. I will keep busy planting the yearly annual flowers and watch more television and listen to the radio talk shows, etc., etc. (But going to the doctors will be a trip trying to avoid the virus germs). Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Love and caring to all, Peach

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@peach414144– Good morning Peach. As someone said here, we are all trying to find our way, do what's in the best interest of ourselves and our families. With a virus that is so contagious, it also will take a village to stop it from spreading. All we can do is our best. Has anyone on this thread contracted the virus, or know someone personally who is ill?

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Good for you, Peach, in taking additional precautions. Like you, I've been able to spend a couple of hrs the past 2 days in my yard….wonderful therapy for the spirits!

Merry, no reported virus cases in my small city yet and while grocers and pharmacies are limiting certain items per customer, mgr for one of our more pop. groceries said there had not yet been any disruption in deliveries of fresh meats, veggies, fruits or dairy products. That may change but so far so good.

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@fiesty76

Good for you, Peach, in taking additional precautions. Like you, I've been able to spend a couple of hrs the past 2 days in my yard….wonderful therapy for the spirits!

Merry, no reported virus cases in my small city yet and while grocers and pharmacies are limiting certain items per customer, mgr for one of our more pop. groceries said there had not yet been any disruption in deliveries of fresh meats, veggies, fruits or dairy products. That may change but so far so good.

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@fiesty76– Oh good! Same in my county. But there are a lot of cancellations. Be safe!!

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@merpreb

@peach414144– Good morning Peach. As someone said here, we are all trying to find our way, do what's in the best interest of ourselves and our families. With a virus that is so contagious, it also will take a village to stop it from spreading. All we can do is our best. Has anyone on this thread contracted the virus, or know someone personally who is ill?

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I have yet to know anyone personally with this virus. What a difference a week makes! Universities are going online, parade is postponed, NBA games shutdown! Yikes! I like the few media items I've read regarding H1N1, 1918 Spanish Flue, SARS, etc. This is what I'm saying, these conditions have been around , even back to 1918 Spanish flu. As a statistician, business analytics, anyone with Covid-19 in 2019, would have been ICD 10 coded, for example to a flu code. Lumping covid-19 in with influenza. Impossible to know exactly when this virus came to be.

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